--- 1 ---Last weekend was a long, exhausting weekend for us. The AR Easton Elite hosted a Cal Ripkin baseball tournament to raise money to help off-set our travel expenses for the World Series. It's alot of work for us parents, but it's so worth it. Unfortunately, I got extremely sunburned in spite of wearing sunscreen. My feet are also killing me, even though I wore tennis shoes both days. But, I'll eventually bounce back. We raised a great deal of money to help our boys, and that's what it's all about.
--- 2 ---Where I live, we were beginning to wonder if spring/summer would ever arrive. It sure was slow coming, but man has it arrived with a vengeance. Thankfully, it had not arrived in full force when we were working our baseball tournament. But this week we're seeing temps in the upper 90s and 100s already. I'm not complaining though. I would much rather have hot temperatures than cold ones. I am NOT a cold weather person.
Sadly, these temps can cause a major problem for some folks in the form of chafing. Let me just say that someone in our household has been using a whole lot of this:
It's not just for diaper rash anymore.......
--- 3 ---Being gone all weekend, means I'm also trying to catch up on the laundry. I usually do at least a load a night and spend the weekend finishing up what's left. Since we we were only home to sleep this past weekend, I'm being overrun by dirty laundry.
--- 4 ---Speaking of laundry, I have issues keeping my boys' clothing white. Do any of you have any tips for cleaning white clothing (and keeping them sparkling white) that you would care to share?
--- 5 ---Minivan versus SUV? What are your thoughts on this? I've always said I would never drive a mini van. However, I'm looking to reduce our debt, and I'm not really happy with my Honda Pilot. So, I thought why on earth should I pay as much as I am for something I'm not completely happy with. (I know, never end a sentence with a preposition. LOL) When we paid off my Tahoe, my husband starting driving it because he was driving an old beat up work truck. I really miss my Tahoe, but certainly not that payment. When I bought my Pilot I was looking for something that was comparabel to the Tahoe with regard to seating and storage, but with a lower price. Hence the Pilot. I never even considered a minivan.
Shortly before we bought our Pilot, some friends of ours bought a minivan. Now after having ridden in her van many times, my youngest and I decided to test drive one the other day. Oh my goodness. It rides much better than my Pilot, and there's very little road noise. Even better, I should be able to get one for less than I'm paying on my Pilot. I think it's a no-brainer, but my husband isn't quite so convinced. I think he may still be thinking about the stigma of a minivan. We're too cool, ya know? LOL! But, if I can reduce our monthly car payment by $200 or so, AND be happy with my vehicle.... no brainer. I think I'll check into it further this weekend.
--- 6 ---I think that's all I have for today. I hope you all have a happy and safe weekend.
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